Tourism

Year 9 Geography fieldtrip in the Lake District

On Wednesday and Thursday this week the Year 9 have been in the Lake District National Park investigating whether the socio-economic advantages of tourism outweigh the environmental impacts of tourism.

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They began the day at the Brockhole visitor centre, on the shores of Lake Windermere, where the students received a superb talk on management issues from the learning coordinator for the National Park Authority. The students then embarked on their Windermere Lake cruise and, whilst eating lunch, enjoyed the magnificent scenery and saw at first hand all the recreational activities on England’s largest lake.

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The Year 9 have already started their GCSE course in Geography and the field trip provided their first opportunity to gather primary data. The students showed great skill as they interviewed the general public and business owners, carried out traffic surveys and completed their own landscape evaluation in the honeypot location of Bowness-on-Windermere.

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After all that hard work there was even time for a well earned ice cream!